Scientific name - Viburnum opulus L.
Popular names - calin, snowball, snowball bush.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in Europe, grows spontaneously in the Netherlands, the soil rich in forests, and forest edge. Description - shrub, 1,3-3,5 m high; ritidom smooth, exfoliating in strips is, gray open from outside, brown-yellow on the inside, branched stem. Leaves opposite, 3-lobate, margin iregulat evening, the round or truncata, top acuminata, glabra on the upper face, lower face pubescent, dark green in summer, yellow-orange in autumn. CIMO inflorescences, greenish-white, 5-8 cm diameter. Fertile flowers are surrounded by larger sterile flowers, flowers are 17-18 mm diameter sterile and fertile flowers are 4-5 mm in diameter, Corola formed of 5 petals, 5 stamens united to the corolla tube and are arranged alternate with the petals. Blooms in May-June to July. Fruct Drupal, 12 mm in diameter, ovoid, red, contains a single seed.
Tolerances - adapts to dry soils, poor, and pollution in cities. Tolerates alkaline soils, and winds.
Requirements - exhibition sunny or semi-shade, moist soil, well drained.
Propagation - by seeds (autumn), or stem cuttings (summer).
Maintenance - mowing old branches each year.
Diseases and pests - aphids, termites, cockroaches (strains attacking couples).
Cultivars and varieties - 'Aureum' - new growth is yellow, the leaves are yellow to green. Grows slowly. Prefers a shaded poztie.
'Nanum' - worshipvar May branched and dense, grow to 45-60 cm high. Not much blooming, only isolated. 'Roseum' - inflorescences are frequent, occurring in April. Afidele can attack leaves and stems. Inflorescences are composed only of sterile flowers, not build. Resists temperatures (-1 ° C).
'Xanthocarpum' - yellow-gold fruit, persistent, become translucent after frost. Blooms in May.
Properties and Uses - can be used to form hedges or in groups.
Bark has diuretic properties, antispasmotice, tonic, astringent. It is used especially in periods of nerve during pregnancy.
Fruits containing vitamin C and are edible.
David MR Culbreth, Tables Drawings - Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology - Lea & Febiger, 1927
Michael A. Dirr - Viburnums - TimberPress, 2007
O. Phelps Brown - The Complete Herbalist, The People Their Own Physicians by the Use of Nature's Remedies - Kessinger Publishing, 2004
Trees and shrubs
Drypetes natalensis (Harv.) Hutch
Small tree, 10 m high, branches edges. Leaves alternate, language narrow oblong or elliptic, round base, asymmetrical, margins deeply soirees, shiny dark green on the upper face, and green inside. Stipele linear, 0.1 cm. Flowers in bundles, appear in the armpit leaves and on old wood, male flowers are nested sepa 4.5, 0 petals
Carpinus betulus - hard wood shaft with durable but less humid conditions. Suprta trimming and better suited for bonsai training.
Rosa gallia L.
Bush, 100-150 cm tall, robust system radically, lignificat produces underground runners. The stems are green, with red points. Leaves imparipenate; 3.7 Folio, oval or elliptical, or short stalks Sesi, evening edge, glabra upper surface and glossy, the lower part is lighter and has many glandular hairs
Ilex aquifolium is a shrub native to Britain, 8 meters high. Crown dense pyramid. Bark is smooth, gray, alternate leaves, coriacee, ovat-elliptical or pointed spinal rigid, acute, those tricky steps and with the lower branches of the PA wave the upper branches, evergreen, bright green, toxic.
Hydrangea - Hortensia
Genus includes 80 species, the most popular are H. macrophylla, H. arborescens, H. paniculata and H. quercifolia. Shrub or voluble species with opposite leaves. Flowers solitary or grouped in inflorescences type corymb, Raceme. Ovary compound, 2-10 rags, below. Capsule truncata. Seeds numerous, ribbed.
Fraxinus excelsior - Ash
Deciduu tree, 30-40 m high, stem right, branched at the top, crown ovoid, large and rare. A young bark is smooth, light gray green and mature forms at the thick crust with a small crack, dark color. Lujerii round, flattened at the bud, glabra, green-olive trees, with dark buds.
Euphrasia arguta reappeared after 100 years
Tussilago windbag - coltsfoot
From the Latin Tussilago tussis = cough on the plant's medicinal properties, windbag is the old name of poplar because of similarities between these species leaves.
Windbag Tussilago Tussilago is the only species of the genus.
Dioscorides, used potbal leaves as a substitute for tobacco, and to treat cough and asthma.
Buphthalmum salicifolium - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Balkans and Eastern Alps, growing limestone land in arid forests, wet meadows and sunny, from 200 to 2100 m altitude.